Easter weekend racing...

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Thu 01 Apr '10

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With 4 races in Scotland and 8 in England and the IOM it’s a busy old weekend, though no races in Wales, NI or Ireland. Still the classic Manx Mountain Marathon goes ahead on the Isle of Man, and the short, sharp Rivington Pike race takes place in Horwich…

This weekend’s ‘long one’ takes place on Exmouth. The Exe to Axe is a 20 mile brute, running point to point from Exmouth to Seaton.

In Scotland 4 relatively short affairs take place with the Knockfarrel, Normans Law, Grandtully and Emily Hill races, more details below.

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All smiles on the Exe to Axe

SAT. APR 3. ASKHAM ®. BM. 11.00 a.m. 8.5m/1800’. Venue: Askham Village Hall. GR 513237. £5.00 pre-entry, £6.00 on day. Enter via website. Entry on day ONLY if 100 limit not reached (check website). PM. Over 18. Records: S. Edmundson, 01.04.37, 2009; f. A. Wingler, 01.15.45, 2009. Details: Nigel Thomas, Firbank, Helton, Penrith, CA10 2QA. Tel: 01931 712819. Email: nigel.thomas@ncl.ac.uk. Website: homepages.cs.ncl.ac.uk/nigel.thomas/Askham.

SAT. APR 3. HALF MANX MOUNTAIN MARATHON ®. BL. 12.30 p.m. 13m/2600’. Venue: St Johns Crossroads. GR 277818. £9.00, pre-entry. By March 27th. NS/PM. Over 18. Records: L. Taggart, 01.39.43, 2008; f. J. Lee, 01.56.37, 2008. Last 13m of Manx Mountain Marathon route. Details: David Quine, 3 Station Road, Peel, Isle of Man, IM5 1AY. Tel: 01624 845337. Email: davidaquine@hotmail.com. Website: manxfellrunners.org.

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SAT. APR 3. MANX MOUNTAIN MARATHON ®. AL. 9.15 a.m. 31.5m/8000’. Venue: Market Square, Ramsay, IOM. GR 454944. £22.00, pre-entry. By March 27th. ER/NS/PM. Over 18. Records: L. Taggart, 04.22.45, 2007; f. J. Lee, 05.13.03, 2007. Slower runners can start with walkers’ class at 7.30 a.m. Details: David Quine, 3 Station Road, Peel, Isle of Man, IM5 1AY. Tel: 01624 845337. Email: davidaquine@hotmail.com. Website: manxfellrunners.org.

SAT. APR 3. PENDLE ®. AS. 2.00 p.m. 4.5m/1500’. Venue: Barley Village Hall, Barley, nr Burnley. GR 823403. £3.00, on day. Teams. PM. Over 16. Records: J. Maitland, 29.44, 1984; f. C. Greenwood, 34.25, 1993. Refreshments in Village Hall. Details: David Bailey, 128 Napier Street, Nelson, BB9 0RB. Tel: 01282 618554. Email: david.bailey80@ntlworld.com.

SAT. APR 3. PENDLE JUNIOR RACES ®. 12.30 p.m. Venue: Barley Village Hall, nr Burnley. GR 823403. £1.00, on day. Juniors: U8(over 6)/U10/U12/U14/U16 races. Sponsored by Forbes Solicitors. Goody bags and drinks for all runners. Refreshments in Village Hall. Full prize list. Details: David Bailey, 128 Napier Street, Nelson, BB9 0RB. Tel: 01282 618554. Email: david.bailey80@ntlworld.com.

SAT. APR 3. RIVINGTON PIKE ®. BS. 3.00 p.m. 3.25m/700’. Venue: Crown Hotel, Horwich. £5.00, on day. Teams of 4. Over 16. Records: J. Wild, 15.53, 1981; f. C. Greenwood, 19.38, 1987. Juniors: U12/U14/U16; start 1 p.m. from behind Rivington & Blackrod School, Horwich. Details: Pete Bland, Briarcroft, Bradshaw Lane, Mawdesley, Ormskirk, L40 3SE. Tel: 07551 404047. Email: peterbland@btinternet.com.

SUN. APR 4. EXE TO AXE ®. BL. 10.00 a.m. 20m/4000’. Venue: Foxes Hole car park, Esplanade, Exmouth. GR SX013800. £8.00 pre-entry, £10.00 on day. Relay teams of up to 4 – £5 per head pre-entry (£7 on day). Teams. PM. Over 18. Records: N. Montaque, 02.42.08, 2008; f. L. Cartwright, 03.04.11, 2009. Point to point race. Pre-race transport available (£5 per head) – park at finish and taken to start. MUST be booked on entry form. Details: John Perratt, Gable Cottage, Stanhope Drive, Sidmouth, EX10 9JE. Tel: 01395 513611. Email: johnperratt@talktalk.net. Website: sidmouthrunningclub.org.uk.

SUN. APR 4. SHINING CLIFFS 2 ®. BS. 12.00 p.m. 4.9m/1059’. Venue: Hurt Arms, Ambergate. GR 346515 on OS794. £4.00, pre-entry or on day. £1.50 for U18s. PM. Over 16. Records: R. Little, 33.40, 2009; f. E. Clayton, 40.07, 2009. Juniors: 2.45m/530’, over 12; free. No safety pins. Food/beer available at HQ. Details: David Denton, 5 Swinney Lane, Belper, DE56 1EF. Tel: 01773 880338. Email: z2r0u0n8z@yahoo.co.uk. Website: runningwithdavid.com.

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Sat, 03 April – Knockfarrel Hill Race Old Victorian Station, Strathpeffer

Sun, 04 April – Grandtully Hill Race The Riverside Inn, Grandtully, Perthshire

Sun, 04 April – Normans Law Hill Race Luthrie Village Hall, Fife

Sun, 04 April – Emily Hill Junior Race Luthrie Village Hall, Fife

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  1. Steve Kennaugh Apr 1, 11:51 AM

    The fella in the blue shirt (67) in the top photo is Peter Bradley. A Manx fell runner. The race is the Anniversary Waltz.

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